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Alexander Girard plate set

This striking Alexander Girard plate set is far too good to be used for everyday.

It features motifs designed by Girard in 1956 for Georg Jensen when he was asked to produce seven table settings. Just four of the motifs are used in this set, which is produced by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, all instantly recognisable as his style – the pinwheel, patera, garland and hexagon. So stylish, in fact, that I suspect you'd want to use the set for display rather than eating off. 

The set costs £38.50.

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Categories / Christmas, Design and Interiors

Alexander Girard Christmas cards at Lagom

Girard angel
Send your festive wishes mid-century style this year, with the Alexander Girard Christmas cards available from Lagom.

The cards add to their existing range of greeting cards based on Girard's colourful designs. Girard apparently amassed nativities for the International Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe (in term inspiring the recently issued nativity set) so it's no surprise these influenced his work. Shown above is a card based on a 1962 Nativity Angel. You can also pick from a card featuring a Nativity dating from 1968 or Flying Angels from 1971.

Individual cards cost £1.80 each, or you can get a set of the angels in three different colours for £3.40. 

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Categories / Design and Interiors

Battery Square Rug from Minimoderns


Want a striking piece for your living room? Take a look at this Battery Square rug designed by Minimoderns

With a nod to the designs of Alexander Girard, the rug pattern is divided into squares and rectangles each with a simple monochromatic image, ranging from fish to buildings to simple graphic shapes. Measuring 100cm x 200cm, it's a design that won't go unnoticed in the home. 

Hand-tufted from pure wool, the rug is made to order so takes 4-6 weeks to be delivered. 

The rug costs £495. 

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1940s Girard Table reissued by Knoll


A new table from Knoll for 2010 – but the Girard Table actually dates from the 1940s.

1941 to be precise (although it wasn't in production until 1945), the work of Alexander Girard, offering an asymmetric shape created by those tubular steel legs with a black powder coating and a top in a choice of walnut, natural oak or ebonised oak.

£622 is the starting price.

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New wallpapers from Jonathan Adler

JA wallpapers

The latest collection of wallpapers from Jonathan Adler is every bit as striking and colourful as you'd expect of the designer. 

The new designs encompass a range of styles – all distinctively retro in feel. Like his previous collections, the geometric floral pattern of the paper on the left echoes the style of David Hicks. Meanwhile, the design on the right – part of his range for kids – is reminiscent of Alexander Girard's La Fonda design. 

Both papers cost $195 for a 'jumbo' roll: with that price (and with those bright colours), they're perhaps something to limit to a feature wall. 

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